Thursday, May 2, 2013

More Tips. . .

Right now I am topping off my sugar syrup every 5 days and doing a complete hive check every 10-12 days.  I will check for eggs, larva and get rid of any queen cells as long as I have strong evidence my queen is healthy and doing her job properly.  When I perform my hive check, I never take frames out of the middle of the hive! I always start removing frames from one side and continue checking both sides of the frames (one at a time) being careful to smash as little bees as possible.  All of my movements are slow and methodical.  Because of the cold I don't spend a lot of time holding any one frame out of the hive for very long.  Be sure and read the last update posted earlier tonight!

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